It was a very good day for the brothers Nedow in the discus ring Friday. After younger brother Tommy won bronze in the under 20 category, the veteran Tim came back in the evening session to snag a silver in the senior event.
After initially leading the competition with a best throw of 59.47m through four rounds, Nedow was passed by eventual winner Jordan Young who unleashed a 62.76m throw.
“It got me going,” said Nedow. “At the time I was leading. He got me in the fourth round then I tried to come back.” The Brockville native was able to improve to a seasonal best 60.03m in the sixth and final round.
The Olympic shotputter says this isn’t the last you’ll see of him tossing the platter. “I want to do discus at Commonwealth Games next year”
“I’ve been doing [discus] once a week to keep my mind off shot. I keep picking up and throwing close to 60m and my PB is only 61.49 and it’s always nice to get a PB.”
Nedow feels with some time he could improve his lifetime best up towards 63 or 64 metres which would certainly put him in contention for a medal next year in Australia.
Tim will wrap up his championships Sunday afternoon with his specialty – the shot put – where he will be looking for his fifth straight Canadian title.
Also on Friday night, Melissa Bishop comfortably advanced to the women’s 800m final with 2:03.80 clocking. In the field, Divya Biswal narrowly missed out on a medal in the long jump, falling 1 centimetre off the podium with a best leap of 5.99m.